Writer, lifestyle journalist, existentialist, pop-culture observer, eternal oceanista. Currently discovering the amorphous nature of time as an independent writer and the undocumented adventures of motherhood, while turning the wardrobe an ethical green.
Been officially putting words to paper and into print since 2001. Collected the following editorial designations: Op-ed columnist, contributing writer, contributing editor, features editor, digital editor, deputy managing editor (print edition), consulting content director. Built, mentored and trained teams.
Writing, editing and curating content across the following categories: Arts and culture, cinema, literature, fashion, style, sustainability, design, brands and heritage, travel, food, technology, entrepreneurship; with pieces that run the gamut from feature interviews with achievers, fiction, humour and comment pieces, research-based trend stories, reviews and social chronicles, among others.
Written for various publications including Mint Lounge, The Voice of Fashion, Vogue India, Elle India, Conde Nast Traveller, Taj Magazine, The Swaddle, Verve, L’Officiel India, Seventeen India, Mother’s World, The State Times, The Independent Weekly (USA), The Triangle Tribune (USA), Delta Democrat Times (USA).
Launched Verve‘s online edition and their digital department in 2014 as their digital editor: including curating, editing and managing the entire digital publication and all social media platforms’ content, creating the brand language, stylesheet and extensive digital properties. Headed the design and development, including the customised content management system in the backend.
Consulting for Walking Tree Ventures’ retail and B2B brands—Her Story (India), Unsaid Library (Europe), Aesthete (India) and Shades of Love (China)—and previously, global luxury jewellery brand, Nirav Modi, to create a global brand voice and core brand and marketing collateral across online and offline platforms.
Been a co-founder of digital startups, Dimension Ventures Inc (USA) and Synage Software (India) that included providing web services to Fortune 500 companies as well as building homegrown cloud products, Desk Away and Brightpod.
Inevitably dabbled with Indian cinema, working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sony Pictures on writing the English version of the script and subtitles for the movie, Saawariya (2007).
Squeezed into a haloed group of dignified professors invited to contribute to a Student Reference Guide for American college students, with an essay on Modern Indian Drama.
Graduated from St Xavier’s College/ Mumbai University (English Literature, Economics and Politics), with post-graduate research (DIS with Prof. Kimball King) in existentialism and popular culture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
(All opinions in this blog are my own and not affiliated with any organisation or publication unless otherwise specified as “published in…”)